Indulge in the Richness of Maple Pecan Pie

Do you ever get that warm and cozy feeling when fall arrives, and you just want to indulge in something sweet and satisfying? If so, let me introduce you to the Maple Pecan Pie recipe. This timeless classic combines the luscious flavors of pecans and pure maple syrup, baked together into a heavenly blend of sweet and nutty deliciousness.

As a baker myself, I know how essential it is to have a showstopper dessert recipe that will impress your friends and family without too much hassle. This Maple Pecan Pie recipe is just that – the perfect balance between impressive presentation and simple preparation. You’ll spend less time worrying about the ingredients and more time enjoying the rewards of your baking endeavor.

But why stop there? With this recipe in hand, you’ll be able to switch up the way you enjoy pecans altogether. Have it as an after-dinner treat or as part of your morning coffee ritual. Either way, the result will be worth every bit of effort that goes into making this delicacy.

So, I invite you to roll up your sleeves, preheat your oven, and dive into this delectable recipe with me. Once you bake this Maple Pecan Pie for yourself or your loved ones, it will become a staple in your repertoire – a surefire way to infuse warmth, comfort, and love into any occasion.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Maple Pecan Pie
Maple Pecan Pie

Listen up, fellow foodies! I am here to introduce you to a delicacy that will change the way you look at pies forever. Maple pecan pie recipe, my friends. The sweet and nutty flavor of maple syrup drizzled over crunchy pecans and baked into a golden-brown crust is an experience that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

But why should you love this recipe? Let me give you some reasons. First of all, the ingredients in this recipe are all-natural, no processed stuff or crazy additives. Instead, it is loaded with real pecans, pure maple syrup, and a touch of brown sugar that bring out the natural sweetness of this dessert.

Secondly, unlike most traditional pecan pie recipes that call for corn syrup- which can be too sweet and sticky- we use only pure maple syrup to sweeten our pies. Not only does it add a complex flavor profile but also makes them healthier, lighter yet still ooey-gooey yummy!

Thirdly, this recipe can be easy-peasy or made much fancier if you want to impress. All you need is a couple of basic ingredients and a store-bought crust if you want to save time but if you are feeling fancy or have time for fun in the kitchen go ahead and experiment with different pie crusts.

Lastly what sets our pie apart from all other pies out there? It has got to be that buttery-crunchy topping made by reserving some of those delicious pecans and stirring them into melted maple-packed butter until they’re coated in sugary goodness. Beautifully browned on top and perfectly set inside every time: what’s not to love?

So, get out that apron, preheat your oven, and roll up your sleeves because this recipe will be the talk of your next party or gathering. You won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 Satisfy your cravings with a wholesome dish that will leave you feeling satisfied.
Satisfy your cravings with a wholesome dish that will leave you feeling satisfied.

Let’s start by going over the ingredient list for this Maple Pecan Pie recipe. Make sure to have these items on hand before starting to bake:

For the Pie Crust:

  • 1 single crust pie crust, (store-bought or homemade)

For the Filling:

  • 1 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Maple Syrup Fillings (instead of corn syrup):

  • 1 1/2 cups pure maple syrup
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Note: You can make the filling with either corn syrup or maple syrup. If you choose maple syrup, you’ll get a more natural-tasting filling without the processed flavour that comes with corn syrup. Keep in mind that using only maple syrup will make for a slightly runnier filling.

Now that you have your ingredients, let’s move on to making our delicious Maple Pecan Pie!

The Recipe How-To

 A delightful touch of maple syrup is the perfect complement to the crunchy pecans.
A delightful touch of maple syrup is the perfect complement to the crunchy pecans.

Let’s roll up our sleeves and bring this pie to life! This maple pecan pie recipe is as delicious as it is simple. Follow these instructions to create a pie with a crisp buttery crust and a filling that is delicate, nutty, and maple-sweetened:

Step 1: Preheat oven & prepare the crust

First things first – preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and arrange an oven rack in the lower third of your oven. Grease a 9-inch (23 cm) pie dish with melted butter.

If you’re using a store-bought pie crust, skip this step. But if you’re feeling adventurous, you can make your own crust.

To make your own crust, start by rolling out a single pie crust (homemade or store-bought). Use a rolling pin to roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface into a circle about 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter. Carefully transfer it to the greased pie dish and press it into the corners of the dish. Trim off any excess pastry around the edges of the pan.

Step 2: Toast the pecans

Spread 2 cups (240 grams) of whole pecans out evenly onto a baking sheet. Place them in your preheated oven for about 8 minutes, until they are toasted and fragrant.

Once they are done toasting, remove them from the oven and let them cool down for a little bit before giving them rough chop. Set aside 1 cup (120 grams) of chopped pecans to use for later.

Step 3: Prepare the filling & bake

In a mixing bowl, whisk together 3 large eggs, 1 cup (240 ml) pure maple syrup, ⅔ cup (140 grams) brown sugar, ½ cup (1 stick / 113 grams) unsalted butter (melted and slightly cooled), 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and ½ teaspoon salt until fully combined.

Add in your toasted & chopped pecans from step 2, reserving some pecan halves for topping later on. Mix everything together nicely.

Pour your mixture into your prepared crust from step 1.

Bake for around 1 hour or until set and golden. To check if it’s done ‘jiggle’ gently – if just set properly in centre it’s ready!

Step 4: Cool & Serve

Once you have removed the baked pie from the oven allow for it to cool completely before slicing it up into desired portions. Serve it with whipped cream or ice cream along with some love and joy :).

Enjoy every bite of this honey-hued dessert that matches the autumn leaves!

Substitutions and Variations

 Every bite is a symphony of textures and flavors that will leave you wanting more.
Every bite is a symphony of textures and flavors that will leave you wanting more.

Hey there! It’s time to get creative and explore some exciting substitutions and variations for this classic maple pecan pie recipe. While the recipe is perfect just the way it is, versatility always adds a touch of excitement to any dessert.

First up, let’s talk about the sweetener. While maple syrup gives this pie its distinct flavor, you can try replacing it with honey or molasses for a unique twist. If you prefer a less sweet pie, you can swap out a part of the maple syrup for corn syrup or Karo syrup. For an extra boozy kick, try adding bourbon or rum.

You can also experiment with different nuts if pecans are not your thing; walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts are great alternatives. And if you want a chocolatey twist, sprinkle some chocolate chips over the top of the pie before baking or add some cocoa powder to the filling mixture.

Furthermore, you can play with the texture by adjusting the amount of pecans you use. For a denser filling with more nutty goodness to chew on, increase the amount of pecans. If you want a smoother filling instead, reduce the quantity of pecan halves.

Finally, why not dare to break convention by playing around with different pie crusts? Try a graham cracker crust for an alternative sweetness and crunch or substitute your shortcrust pastry with phyllo dough for that flaky crispness.

There are plenty of variations to try out with this maple pecan pie recipe so don’t be afraid to get creative in the kitchen!

Serving and Pairing

 The warm gooey filling of this pie is best served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
The warm gooey filling of this pie is best served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Let me tell you, when it comes to serving and pairing this maple pecan pie recipe, you have a lot of options to choose from. But let’s start with the basics: warm it up in the oven before slicing it. Trust me on this one, you won’t regret it.

As for pairings, a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream is always an excellent choice that adds a creamy sweetness to balance out the richness of the pie. But if you’re feeling adventurous, try drizzling some maple syrup or caramel sauce over your slice for a next-level experience.

For those who want something more savory, a cup of coffee or tea is always an excellent pairing that complements the nutty flavors of the pie. I recommend trying it with a darker roast coffee or a spiced chai tea to bring out the warm spice notes in the filling.

But who says you have to stick to traditional dessert pairings? One option is to serve this pie as a unique twist on breakfast or brunch dish by pairing it with bacon or sausage links. The salty, savory flavor will balance out the sweetness of the pecans and maple syrup in the pie and make for an unforgettable meal.

In summary, there’s really no wrong way to serve and pair this maple pecan pie recipe. Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or savory, hot or cold, these tips will help ensure that your pastry masterpiece is enjoyed to its fullest potential.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The buttery crust adds the perfect balance to the sweet and nutty filling.
The buttery crust adds the perfect balance to the sweet and nutty filling.

There’s nothing like enjoying a slice of freshly baked maple pecan pie straight out of the oven. However, sometimes you need to prepare ahead of time, or you end up with leftovers to store and save for later. Luckily, this recipe is perfect for those types of situations.

If you’re planning to make this maple pecan pie recipe ahead of time, you can bake and refrigerate it for up to two days before serving. Make sure the pie has cooled completely before storing it in an airtight container or wrapping it tightly with plastic wrap.

To reheat a piece of pie, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C), then place the slice on a baking sheet and heat for about 10 minutes, until warmed through. You can also microwave individual slices for 15-20 seconds on high.

If you have leftover pie, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. Remember that the crust may become soggy over time due to the moisture from the filling. To prevent this, let the pie cool completely before covering and storing.

For longer storage, try freezing the pie for up to three months. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place it in a freezer-safe container or resealable bag.

When reheating a frozen pecan pie, let it thaw completely in the refrigerator overnight, then follow the same reheating instructions mentioned above.

Remember that while reheating and storing may not be as desirable as eating fresh out of the oven, this maple pecan pie will still be packed with its signature nutty-sweet flavors that will make every bite worth savoring!

Tips for Perfect Results

Perfecting maple pecan pie is not rocket science, but it requires some know-how. Here are some tips to keep in mind when baking your delicious pie:

First, be sure to use pure maple syrup instead of corn syrup in your filling. The maple syrup imparts a much richer and more complex flavor that complements the toasted pecans perfectly.

It’s also important to let the egg mixture rest for at least 30 minutes before baking. This allows the mixture to set properly and will help prevent any separation or weeping.

When it comes to baking the pie, don’t be afraid of a dark crust! While you don’t want a burnt pie, a deeply golden crust will give your pecan pie an incredible depth of flavor.

Lastly, be sure to let your pie cool completely before slicing into it. This will help it to set properly and prevent any runny filling.

These tips are simple, but they can help you achieve the perfect maple pecan pie every time.


Now that we have explored all the specifics of our Maple Pecan Pie recipe, it’s time to address the lingering questions the might be on your mind. In this section, I’ll go over some of the most frequently asked questions about this pie recipe and provide you with all the answers to make sure you get as close to perfect results as possible. So, let’s jump right in!

Can I substitute maple syrup for dark corn syrup in pecan pie?

When it comes to making a pecan pie, finding the right corn syrup substitute can be a challenge. However, one of the best substitutes for corn syrup that I have come across is a combination of maple syrup and molasses. This substitute not only adds sweetness and flavor to the pie, but it also maintains a smooth texture throughout. Unlike other substitutes, this mixture doesn’t cause curdling, making for a perfectly baked pecan pie every time.

How do you make Paula Deen’s pecan pie?

For this delicious dessert, you’ll need 1 1/4 cups of pecan pieces and a 10 inch pre-baked pie crust. Additionally, gather 1 cup of light corn syrup, 2 1/2 cups of brown sugar (divided), 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 6 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter. You’ll also need some ground cinnamon (divided) and 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter for caramelizing.

What makes a pecan pie not set up?

Have you ever encountered a problem where the filling of your pecan pie turned out to be too soupy? It’s actually a common issue among bakers who are new to making this dessert. There’s no need to worry though, as there’s a simple solution to this problem. To address this issue, your pecan pie simply needs to be baked for a longer period of time. It’s important to note that the center or filling of a pecan pie requires ample time to thicken and set properly, so be patient and allow it to bake until you see the desired consistency.

Do you put pecans on top of pie before or after baking?

Let’s add some crunch and flavor to our pie by stirring in some chopped pecans before pouring the rich mixture into the pre-baked pie shell. To make it extra pretty, let’s place whole pecans on top before popping it in the oven. We need to keep an eye on our creation and allow it to bake for around 45 minutes, or until it rises and the center feels firm to the touch.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this maple pecan pie recipe will satisfy your cravings for a decadent, rich, and sweet dessert that is perfect for any occasion. The combination of pure maple syrup and crunchy pecans creates a flavor explosion that will leave your taste buds wanting more.

But don’t just take our word for it. Try this recipe yourself and taste the magic that happens when pecans and maple syrup come together in perfect harmony. Impress your family and friends at holidays, parties, or any get-together with this delicious pie.

With these easy-to-follow instructions, tips, and variations, there’s no reason not to give this recipe a try. Whether you’re an experienced baker or just starting out, this maple pecan pie will be a crowd-pleaser every time.

So fire up your oven and get ready to indulge in the finest flavors of the season with this mouth-watering dessert. Trust us; your family and friends will thank you for it.

Maple Pecan Pie

Maple Pecan Pie Recipe

Handley Methodist Cookbook
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 30 Mins, Dessert, Easy, Pie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Calories: 381.5kcal


  • 1 (14 ounce) can Eagle Brand Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 pie crust


  • Cook milk and syrup about 10 minutes until thickened.
  • Add pecans and pour into cooked crust.
  • Chill.
  • Top with Cool Whip.
  • Refrigerate unitl ready to serve.

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Serving: 103g | Calories: 381.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 53.1g | Protein: 6.2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5.2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 186.3mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 40.9g

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